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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks with the media following a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Denny Culbert)

Bobby Jindal: Guns should be allowed in movie theaters

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday that Americans should be able to enjoy their Second Amendment rights anywhere in public, including movie theaters, one week after a gunman killed two people in a Lafayette theater. Published July 30, 2015

The City of Reno is apologizing after an American flag that flies atop City Hall downtown was briefly replaced with the LGBT rainbow flag following a gay pride celebration over the weekend. (KTVN)

Reno City Hall replaces American flag with LGBT rainbow

The City of Reno is apologizing after an American flag that flies atop City Hall downtown was briefly replaced with the LGBT rainbow flag following a gay pride celebration over the weekend. Published July 27, 2015

President Obama speaks about gun violence at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco on June 19, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Obama pushing for 'largest gun grab in American history': NRA

The Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own disability payments -- a move the NRA is calling the "largest gun grab in American history." Published July 27, 2015